Study-support provider (and CMM advertiser) Studiosity is working on a new product, which the National Tertiary Education Union criticises as an extension of “the gig economy” into education and “a further corporatisation of what we consider to be core academic and support services.”
Studiosity, responds that it is developing a service where it will pay students at a client university who have completed a course to provide “study support” on its content.
While it will use Studiosity’s existing on-line access model, the new service will not replace the company’s core-product, which provides a client university’s students with tutorials by discipline-qualified Studiosity staff.
The company is believed to be in discussion with universities on introducing the new service. Studiosity lists 22 Australian public universities as partners.